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flower head

noun, Botany.
an inflorescence consisting of a dense cluster of small, stalkless flowers; capitulum.
Origin of flower head
1835-45 Unabridged
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flower head

an inflorescence in which stalkless florets are crowded together at the tip of the stem
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flower head  
  1. A short, dense, indeterminate inflorescence of sessile flowers, as of composite plants or clover. See more at composite family.

  2. A very dense grouping of flower buds, as in broccoli and cauliflower.

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